HSKS4 Package and a little nut

I got a wonderful package from Madam Ferula Finnigan aka Sarah! The owl was so tired I let the poor thing rest before letting it fly off again.
It was all wrapped so beautifully that I didn’t want to open it but I couldn’t help myself I had to see all the goodies that were waiting for me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now look at all the goodies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bag is great I know it will get used for all kinds of projects, My favorite needles addi turbo size 1 that will go wonderfully with the new yarn from Selana’s store the gryffindor colorway is beautiful and it is so soft! Maybe a pattern from the Little Box of sock she sent me! The bath beads are great the box says for the next McPotions class. I love the coffee mug unfortunately it was broken during shipping but I can fix it right up so I will be drinking my morning cup in there.The bookmarks will come in very handy I love the read and never have enough bookmarks! I already have the little memo pad in my purse ready with a list for the store. The magnet is on the fridge I had to get it away from DS#3 he thinks it’s cool

I don’t know how she found out that I collect sheep but that cute little sheep was holding my stitch markers
Thank you so much Ferlua!!

 

 

 

 

 

In other news last week was DS#3 school play and he was an acorn. We were asked to make their costumes and I was going to make him a nice big nut but I thought that after I got him in it and stuffed and all sewen shut that he would no doubt have to go to the rest room so plan b foam board felt fabric a nut hat and we made a sandwich board   

He had fun and looked cute I have been knitting getting some thing ready for pictures. Have a happy knitting day!!

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The last month was very uninteresting and I really haven’t had much to blog about, and really haven’t been interested in blogging but I am hopping that will change. I got my cast off 2 weeks ago and have slowly gotten back into the swing of things. Hubby is very happy about this he didn’t like going to work and then coming home to do my work 🙂

I have been doing a lot of sewing lately just a few project bags I will take pictures when I can get my batteries back from the boys they steal them for the xbox controllers. As for the sewing I have gotten back into it after a very long break the last time I used my sewing machine was for wee mans halloween costume. I will be making him a new costume this one is for his school play he will be playing a nut and needs to look like a nut so he says I told him that he didn’t have to dress up to look like  nut he did not find the humor in this. 🙂 But I did. So after much consulting with my mom we figured out how to make him a great little nut. Should be fun I only have 2 weeks to do it nothing like waiting till the last minute to get things started.

On the knittinf front I got my pals bag done for the HSKS 4 swap I am happy with the way it turned out.

I have made a lot of progress on Baileighs sweater yes its still not done. we now have front back and one sleeve I want to get this done so she can wear it a few times before she out grows it. So pictures of that will be taken as well. I am glad that I made the 9-12 month size! My Hogwarts Sock Swap pal socks are almost done as well, but I can’t take pictures of that just yet. I have started another monkey sock in STR Moonlight Revel I like how they are coming out but those are on hold so are the Jaywalkers for my bf  Trish. I joined ISE 6 and have the yarn and pattern already to go just have to start but I want to get the sweater and second sock done first. I asked my pal what kind of scarf she would make herself if she had the time and she said a modern scarf so tell me what do you think would be a good modern scarf I was thinking a clap, so what do you think?? Now if there were just more hours in the day to get everything done I would be very happy.

I am off to get some more done on the sweater! Happy knitting!!

Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

1. What are your top three favorite colors?

Brown, Pink, Red

2. What crafts do you really enjoy?

knitting, beading, sewing

3. What products do you really covet?

4. What other activities do you enjoy besides your favorite crafty things?

Reading and baking haing out with family and friends

5. Is there anything you collect?

Sheep and angles

6. What is your zodiac sign and/or Chinese zodiac symbol?

Scorpio, Snake

7.What are your favorite…

…scents/smells?   cinnamon is my fave,but I also like  patchouli, and lavender and blueberry

…types of music and/or bands?  i like most music but rap and stuff like yanni  

…authors?  JK Rowling, Stephen King, Anne Rice

…animals?  dogs and sheep

…places to shop? borders any yarn shop

…season? fall

…yarn/fabric/paper/other craft supplies?  natural fibers/ cotton and soft fabrics  I love all kinds of papers and pens  / beads

…candies or goodies? milk chocolate/gummy fish/gummy bears/ caramel

8. Do you have any wish lists? yes you can find it here and here

9. Are you allergic to anything? dogs only if they are in the same room when I am sleeping

10. Do you have any pets? What are they? 1 black lab she is outdoors

11. Please include anything else you would like your secret pal to know about you- anything that would be helpful in finding you little gifts that you will really enjoy. Also, if you have a Ravelry ID, please include it here. my raverly id is mandyknitster

Now that that is done I will be back tomorrow with an update! I know it has been a while but I hope that I will be posting more often!!

It’s been a while

since I have posted a few days after my last post I fell done my basement stairs and broke my foot. I am such a klutz! I have this wonderful cast for 4 more weeks!

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It sucks but I have been getting a lot of knitting done as a result! I have made progress on Baileigh’s sweater I have the back and one front piece done and the other side started. I hope to have it done this week. I have started my Hogwarts kit bag, and got the yarn for the Hogwarts sock swap 3 socks. I have made progress on the Jaywalkers but not much. I made 3 hats but only have pictures of the one for Hat Attack

I have 4 projects I want to finish and then I want to start on an afghan I have all the yarn and I can’t wait to get it started! I am going to make it out of Manos browns pinks and reds and I see what ever other colors I have in my stash but those will be the main colors.  There is not much else going on I need to go put up my foot! Happy knitting!

Call me crazy

Ok people have been wondering if there was going ot be another Hogwarts Sock Swap. Well I talked to Rebecca wanted a beark and told me to run with it so me being totally crazy I said why not and started the blog! So go here and check it out. Sign ups will start on Monday and last until the 1st of Feb or sooner if we get 100 people. So come and join and have some fun!!

Overdue

Things have been a little nuts around here the last week or so and I haven’t had much time for blogging but I hope that is going to change very soon. JI had a great thanks giving with my family I haven’t seen them since July so it was really nice to see everyone and I got to snuggle with my Baileigh. 

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 I did manage to get her blanket done about an hour before we left to go home. I didn’t get a picture but my brother is supposed to be sending me oneJ Together my mom and I made way too much food and we all ate too much! It was nice spending time with her. The drive home went well I am finally able to knit in the car without getting car sick. So I got half of a scarf done and I can’t remember where I put it to get a picture of it. I have been pretty busy on the knitting front. I have finished my ISE scarf except for blocking, wrote a new pattern for a cabled hat and knit 2 of them almost have the back of Baileigh’s sweater done. Have one sock finished and  started another hat. These are things that I would love to show you all but they are Christmas gifts and the people they are for read my blog so I can’t show just yet J  This was also a very good mail week for me. I got home to find a knitty swap package waiting on me. It contained some very nice Socks That Rock lightweight in Rocktober and Moonlight Revel. Not sure what pattern they are going to be yet. I got my HSS 2 package from my wonderful pal Padma Chang aka Heather the wonderful woman that brings you Craftlit she sent me a great packagePhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket The socks fit perfectly and I love the yarn! She sent me some Lornas Laces in gold rush and some Tofutsies I have been wanting to try for a while now I can’t wait to knit a pair of socks now!! She also sent me fiber and a drop spindle this is something I have not yet attempted, she made me a Gryffindor book make and a pair of drop spindle earrings! Thank you so much!!!! My final Sp11 package also came this week and she out did herself yet again! My pal was Leah  she did a great job of spoiling me! Thank you so much I love everything that you sent me! All the storage boxes are being put to good use!

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This time around she sent me some yarns that I have not heard of or tried yet so I am very excited! The yellow is 100% Alpaca from Morning Moon Alpacas, its 205 yards so I have 410 to play with 🙂 The variegated one is The Flock Bransonas hand painted sock yarn called Rowena 440 yards the picture doesn’t do the color justice, navy blue, teal and purple 3 of my favorite colors! Thank you so much Leah! You were an awesome SP!!!

Well I think that is all today I hope to post later this week with something to show you!! Until then happy knitting!!

So I am finally getting around to it

I know that I was going to post over the weekend to prove that I still do knit but then life got in the way…..so I had some time today to actually get things done and wanted to post while I had a chance. I have some exciting news my lys has agreed to sell my handpainted yarns and I have sold all but 3 out of 8 that I gave her!!  I will be dying some more this week and I will post some pictures before I hand them over to her 🙂

On with the knitting!

I have been a bad Aunt I still have not finished taterbugs baby blanket in fact I frogged it because I didn’t like the way it was turning out so I am starting that over 🙂 But I have made her a little hat

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I have enough of this yarn left to make her some booties I can’t remember what yarn I used I lost the ball band but I know that it is made from alpaca, silk, wool it is so soft!! I have also started a sweater for her using baby bamboo from sirdir I am really liking the way it knits up and how soft it is.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket the pattern I am using is from Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino it’s the cabled hoodie so cute I can’t wait to get it done!

I made myself a new beenie out of tilly thomas rock star yarn I love this yarn  it’s very soft

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I have made a couple other hats that I can’t find at the moment, I made them from Manos del Uraguay love that yarn!! I have started a sweater out of Colinette mohair and the ribbon can’t remember what it is called but it’s nice to work with

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I am almost finished with my hogwarts sock swap 2 socks I just have the cuff to go and then I can get them out. For my ISE 5 pal I have started and restarted and restarted one more time and then gave up with the yarn and decided on something else so I ditched the pure silk and mohair and went for the Noro silk garden and I was looking through some pattern books for stitch’s and in my barbara walker book I found the perfect lace stitch pattern so I decided to use it just make it a little different so I don’t have much done yet but here it is

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close up of the pattern starting

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket you can’t really tell yet but it will be cool!

So I think that is about if for now I won’t be on for a few days tomorrow is my 30th birthday so I will be out and about for a couple of days!! Happy knitting!!

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